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Micro-Phonies (1945)

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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Bixby
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Signor Spumoni (as Gino Carrado)
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The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at Mrs. Bixby's evening party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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The daffiest trio that ever hit the laughwaves!

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15 November 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The mock operatic recital performed by Curly as "Senorita Cucaracha", Moe as "Senor Mucho", and Larry as "Senor Gusto" is "Chi mi frena in tal momento" (the Lucia Sextet) from Act II of Lucia di Lammermoor, a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. It premiered on September 26, 1835 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Italy. See more »

Goofs

When the Stooges pretend to sing at Mrs. Bixby's party with Alice singing behind the curtain, just before the Italian singer exposes them; Moe stops playing the flute, yet there is a flute playing the scales just before Curly is exposed. Not only that - but it is not off-key at all (the flute plays just as it did on the record). See more »

Quotes

Moe: [in the studio room, at the microphone] Oh, a micro-phoney.
Curly: [about Moe] And a phoney at the mic!
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Edited into Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sextet From Lucy
(uncredited)
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
[From Lucia di Lammermoor. Based on The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott. Lip-synched by The Three Stooges]
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The last glimpse of Curly's greatness
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Micro-phonies is a classic Stooge short. The guys are inept repairmen working at a radio station, and during some horsing around in a broadcast booth, Curly's perfect mimic of a recording of "Voices of Spring" is mistaken for the real thing, leading to a radio contract and a zany musical party. The trio's mock rendition of the quintet from "Lucia de L'Amamore" is especially entertaining. No doubt this is essential viewing for Stooge fans.

Although the evidence of Curly's failing health is visible in his face and voice, his performance is amazing, and it is probably the last glimpse of the old Curly. Some fans think that "A Bird in the Hand" is the last great Curly short, but his coarse voice and slow movement are just too difficult to watch.


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